The Essentials of Buddhist Philosophy (2nd Edition) by Junjiro Takakusu

By Junjiro Takakusu

Promotional info/Publisher's precis - "By the 11th century a.d. Hinayana flourished in Ceylon, Burma, Siam and Cambodia; Mystic Buddhism built in Tibet; Mahayana grew in China. In Japan the entire of Buddhism turned the dwelling and lively religion of the mass of the folks. the current examine pertains to eastern Buddhism, as in Japan on my own the complete of Buddhism has been preserved. the writer offers Buddhist Philosophy in an ideological series, however it isn't the series within the improvement of rules; it is vitally the systematization of different colleges of concept for the aim of more uncomplicated process. Divided into fifteen chapters, the e-book offers with various faculties of Buddhist Philosophy. the writer has grouped those colleges below heads: (1) the universities of unfavourable Rationalism, i.e. the faith of Dialectic research, and (2) the colleges of Introspective Intuitionism, i.e. the faith of Meditative adventure. the writer treats those faculties in such a lot medical and difficult way."

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3) Identity is assumed because the whole entity is entirely one, as water and wave, the whole of water being manifested as wave. These three aspects or connotations of identity may be summarized as : (1) Identity in form as two different elements combining to form unity. (2) Identity in substance although there may be opposing angles. (3) Identity in form and substance as water and wave (phenomenology). Reciprocal identification by mutual self-negation, when realized, has a great practical value in smoothing out con­ flicting opinions or in creating sympathy among opposing parties.

Such is the Chain of Causation by Action-influence. Who or what is responsible for the progression of the Chain of Causation by Action-influence ? To explain this question clearly we pass on to a discussion of Causation by the Ideationstore. , those by the body, those by speech and those by volition. When one makes up one’s mind to do something, one is responsible for it and is liable to retribution, because volition is a mind-action even if it is not expressed in speech or manifested in physical action.

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY 35 tion, but it is still necessary! to consider the mutual relationship of the becomings of all things, and thus we pass on to the idea of universal causation. The universe (all things) is the dynamic manifestation or expression of the static principle. All things are mutually dependent, mutually permeating without giving any hindrance to one another. , Dharma-dhatu means ‘the elements of the principle’ and has the two aspects of (1) the state of Thusness or noumenon and (2) the world of phenomenal manifestation.

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